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Gay marriage appeal notice filed, long battle ahead

One day after a federal judge struck down California's ban on gay marriage, supporters of the voter-approved law on Thursday notified the court they would appeal, firing a new salvo in what experts say will be a long legal battle. Full story

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Homosexuality is sexual attraction or behavior among members of the same sex. The most common adjectives in use are lesbian for women and gay for men, though gay can refer to either men or women.

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